Ok guys, dissect this for me and tell me what or if I did wrong.

dwbrown7680

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Ok, so I realize this is only a freeroll on Full Tilt, but important to learn my mistakes either way. The guy I end up going against I believed to be a maniac, who had literally open pushed preflop the previous 3 hands, on the 3rd got a caller and won A,7 on 10,10. So my question is if I did this wrong or what I could have done better. Thanks for the input. ;)

full tilt poker Game #3956613688: $100 Freeroll (30018783), Table 34 - 40/80 - No Limit Hold'em - 20:27:57 ET - 2007/10/24
Seat 1: haloducks (1,060)
Seat 2: Ullies (4,333)
Seat 3: player12625 (5,395)
Seat 4: tkit2dalimit (2,340)
Seat 5: CandysMan851 (7,300)
Seat 6: Sir Art (4,815)
Seat 7: FTP MostWanted (15,545)
Seat 9: Cd3084 (3,710)
CandysMan851 posts the small blind of 40
Sir Art posts the big blind of 80
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to tkit2dalimit [Jh Kh]
FTP MostWanted folds
Cd3084 has 15 seconds left to act
Cd3084 folds
haloducks folds
Ullies raises to 320
player12625 has 15 seconds left to act
Pigpen02 sits down
Pigpen02 adds 4,402
player12625 is sitting out
player12625 has timed out
player12625 folds
tkit2dalimit calls 320
CandysMan851 folds
Sir Art calls 240
*** FLOP *** [8s Kc 4h]
Sir Art checks
Ullies checks
tkit2dalimit bets 1,000
Sir Art folds
Ullies raises to 2,000
tkit2dalimit raises to 2,020, and is all in
Ullies calls 20
tkit2dalimit shows [Jh Kh]
Ullies shows [8d Ad]
*** TURN *** [8s Kc 4h] [Ac]
*** RIVER *** [8s Kc 4h Ac] [6s]
tkit2dalimit shows a pair of Kings
Ullies shows two pair, Aces and Eights
Ullies wins the pot (5,040) with two pair, Aces and Eights
tkit2dalimit: lol
tkit2dalimit stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5,040 | Rake 0
Board: [8s Kc 4h Ac 6s]
Seat 1: haloducks didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: Ullies showed [8d Ad] and won (5,040) with two pair, Aces and Eights
Seat 3: player12625 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: tkit2dalimit (button) showed [Jh Kh] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 5: CandysMan851 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: Sir Art (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 7: FTP MostWanted didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: Cd3084 didn't bet (folded)
 
dwbrown7680

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Okay, I realize my 1st mistake could have been betting the pot on the flop. But again, he was being a maniac, and I had position on him. I figured the bet forces him out. When he reraises I don't believe him based on prior play (I dont see him having AK....maybe KQ) and assume I have the best hand, which I did at that point.
 
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you played it perfectly. nothing you can do about it. it happens.
 
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According to the odds calculator, you had 80% to win with the cards held. Donkeys win 20% of the time. You did great to get all his money in the pot with those odds. And, while I was at the table with him, he convinced me, too, that he was an idiot. I am still in, but got moved to a different table.
 
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Yep I agree with the above. You had to assume you had the best hand and did well to get all his chips in (but i might have made a smaller bet than the pot to induce a raise from the maniac as a play for the pot, but what you did worked anyway I guess). Well played these things just happen.:eek:

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You didn't make any mistakes. The maniac just got lucky. As pigpen pointed out, he will lose 4 out of 5 times in this situation.
 
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Yes, fold preflop or reraise, but really, just fold preflop next time m'kay ? Blinds are hella low and you are in a freeroll. Wait for the good hands/spots and go at it.
 
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you did nothing wrong...you played it well ...get used to these cause youre going to have lots more ...thats Poker
 
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In this case I think you have to shove preflop, or fold.
You are basing this on your read of the maniac, which he proved here.
If you are going anywhere at any time against this guy, this would be a good time to do it.

The fold is a wimpy play, even if it does serve the survival goal. This is not to say you have to slay the dragon, but the guy will obviously be gone soon, and why shouldn't you make a play at his chips.
 
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